- KEPLER'S ADVANCED ASTROMAPPING FEATURES
(not available in any other astrology mapping program):
An AstroMap is a wonderful tool for astrologers and students of astrology because it shows all places where an astrological influence exists by drawing lines on a map. One problem with AstroMaps is that you cannot see exactly how far from the line the astrological influence extends - until now! Kepler has overcome this problem with its unique AstroMapping capabilities that show you how far the astrological influence extends. You can produce AstroMaps in Kepler with blue-shaded orbs. These blue-shaded show exactly how far the astrological influence extends.
Also available in Kepler are Treasure Maps. Treasure Maps, like AstroMaps with blue-shaded orbs, show how far an astrological influence extends, but go yet another step: with a Treasure Map you can see precisely what areas are highlighted for areas of interest, such as Love and Romance, or Vocation and Career! Treasure Maps contain areas that are shaded from pale yellow to bright red, showing how strong the astrological influences are. Treasure Maps are not only beautiful; they also provide you and your clients with the information you want: you can see what areas are most conducive to the things that interest you most. Treasure Maps utilize very sophisticated astrological techniques that provides you with accurate and useful information. You can also customize the astrological influences that are analyzed to produce the Treasure Map and other AstroMaps in Kepler.
The Treasure Map is a very useful and exciting alternative to the other AstroMap styles. There are 10 different Treasure Map styles:
* Each of these maps shows all of the astrological influences that are relevant to that area of life.
|~ Love and Romance
~ Vocation and Career
~ Friendship and Family
~ Imagination and Inspiration
~ Excitement and Instability Treasure Map
|~ Education and Communication
~ Culture and Creativity
~ Optimism and Opportunity
~ Responsibility and Focus
~ Detailed Friendship and Family
Other Exciting Features of AstroMaps: What do we mean by "appropriate AstroMap style"?
When selecting any AstroMap, you have options to select any country, continent, or the entire world. You can zoom in or out, or scroll, and you can also place a specific town or city in the center of the map. Amazingly, as you zoom in, Kepler automatically inserts more towns in your map so that you can see smaller towns and cities on your map as you zoom in. Kepler can also automatically add more astrological influences as you zoom in as well. These "auto-adjusting" features make it possible for you to obtain the information you want very quickly and easily.
When viewing a large area, such as the entire world, it is best to pick out the most conspicuous areas, those areas that have conjunctions and oppositions to the Asc and MC.
When viewing a smaller area, such as a specific country, you are zooming into a smaller area and can see the other astrological influences, such as other aspects and midpoints to the Asc and MC. Kepler automatically selects an appropriate level of detail of the map for you, and allows you to easily change it as well, giving you great ease of use as well as flexibility.
In the 1970's, 1980's, and most of the 1990's astrologers generally produced AstroMaps of the entire world and included only conjunctions and oppositions to the Asc and MC, which is equivalent to Kepler's basic AstroMap Style of "No Orbs, Just Lines" and specific style "1=Basic Map Con/Opp only". These AstroMaps are excellent for seeing some overall tendencies in the world, but miss many other important influences, just as if you were to interpret a birth chart, but only interpret conjunctions and oppositions to the Asc and MC but not other aspects, such as trines, sextiles, and squares. By selecting a more specific geographic region, such as a country or state, you can include these aspects to the Asc. and MC as well as midpoint structures as well if desired. Many Kepler users have reported that the midpoint structures are very powerful and important.
Suppose you selected an AstroMap interactively and you are looking at an AstroMap of Europe with No Orbs, Just Lines, and you would like to see it with orbs. Select AstroMap; the default values are for the map you are viewing, so you can select the AstroMap with Blue-Shaded Orbs, and click on the OK button. By defaulting the AstroMap to your previously selected AstroMap, you can quickly and easily jump between different AstroMap styles for the same geographic area.
If you are selecting an AstroMap as a batch printout, the previously selected AstroMaps appear in the lower right corner, and you can click on any previously selected AstroMap to see the AstroMap selections, and change them or remove the AstroMap.
Lastly, there is an "Asteroids" check box below the AstroMap Styles selections. Checking this is a convenient way to change the AstroMap Style to a similar one that has asteroids (or vice versa, un-check it to select a similar AstroMap Style that does not have asteroids). This Asteroids check box is completely optional; you can, of course, change the AstroMap style by selecting the AstroMap style desired if you prefer. The Asteroids check box is helpful to some users simply as a way of quickly identifying whether asteroids have been selected. You can also add the 8 hypothetical Uranian planets.
More Colorful and Useful AstroMaps:
AstroMaps for the 21st Century! AstroMaps are wonderful. You can see lines going through the maps that show where a particular planetary planet influence is very strong for you. However, it is not possible to see exactly how far the influence extends away from the line, so you cannot determine exactly what areas are affected by the lines. Now the Kepler program allows you to print AstroMaps with a blue-shaded area surrounding the aspect line so you can see what area the influence extends too. You can change the orb, if desired, as well. These new AstroMaps with blue-shaded orbs make all other AstroMaps obsolete. The AstroMap below shows an AstroMap for Mother Teresa in Europe.
You can also print an AstroMap that focuses on certain areas of life. There are 5 Treasure Maps that you can print: Love and Romance, Vocation and Career, Friendship and Family, Imagination and Inspiration, and Excitement and Instability.
The Love and Romance Treasure Map, for example, shows areas of the world where love and romance are more likely to be drawn to you. The most powerful areas are shaded in red, and less powerful areas are shaded in yellow. Treasure Maps allow you to provide the information that your customers really want to know about. The Treasure Map, like the Profile Time Line discussed above, is calculated based on the strength that you give each aspect, and also the orb of the aspect in that location. For example, you can give 10 points to Venus conjunct the relocated Ascendant, and 8 points to Venus sextile the relocated Ascendant if you like. Many of our customers have found that including midpoints in their AstroMaps improves their accuracy. Earlier versions of Kepler allowed you to include aspects and midpoints in an AstroMap, but did not allow you to produce AstroMaps with shaded regions. You can also change which aspects are included in an AstroMap and the orbs used. By the way, if these technicalities make your head spin in confusion, don't worry, you don't have to get involved in these technical details if you don't want to.
Map Guides: Kepler has the ability to print a listing of what the lines in an AstroMap mean. You can give this to your customers (and study it yourself as well, of course) to learn what all those lines and colored areas on your map mean!
Astrolocality Report: This feature is very handy, unique and an awesome feature of Kepler. While an AstroMap is viewed on the screen, you can click on any point on the map. The interpretation for that specific point is then displayed on the screen. The Astrolocality report is an astrological analysis of what you are likely to experience in the cities and towns that you selected is given. The astrological influences that are strongest begin with three asterisks (***) and appear at the beginning of the report. Next are the influences with one asterisk (*), which are strong but not as important as the astrological influences that have three asterisks. The astrological influences with no asterisks are at the end of report and are weakest, but they are also significant in your life.
The AstroLocality Report uses astrological methods developed through the latter half of the 20th century, and refined through extensive research, some of which is described in the book "AstroLocality Magic".
Technical Features of AstroMaps: There are 2 ways that astrologers calculate AstroMaps: in longitude and in mundo. A discussion of these technicalities would be quite lengthy, so weI won't get into it now, but suffice it to say that astrologers typically make calculations in longitude; that is how birth charts and the vast majority of astrological analyses are done. However, some astrologers prefer to calculate AstroMaps using in mundo positions. In Kepler Version 4.6 you can easily select either in mundo or longitude positions for traditional AstroMaps. For AstroMaps with blue-shaded orbs and Treasure Maps you must use longitude. In Kepler we made it much easier to switch between in mundo positions and longitude positions. If using in mundo positions, you can also include aspects and midpoint structures. An AstroMap with in mundo aspects is very interesting; the planetary aspect lines criss-cross each other in the map rather than being mostly parallel.
Distance Between any point on the Map: If you left click on the AstroMap, an ellipse will be drawn and the size of the ellipse will be shown in the upper right corner of the screen. This ellipse allows you to see how many miles and kilometers nearby areas are from any point. If you left click again, a line will be drawn between the previously selected point and the new point, and the distance between two points is given. This feature is very handy when you are planning to travel and wants to know the distance between cities in each specific georaphic areas.
Other AstroMap Styles: You can also produce with the Kepler program.
Geodetic Planet AstroMaps
Zodiac Sign AstroMaps
Zodiac Sign Maps: AstroMaps that show where the zodiac sign of the Ascendant and MC change. These maps shows where the Asc and MC for any location.
Local Space and Horizon Map: These astromaps show the direction that a planet is in from the birth place. If you travel along a line in a local space line, you are traveling along a circle that is a circumference around the earth in the direction of that planet. The house cusp lines in a local space chart point north and south (10th and 4th house cusps), east and west (1st and 7th house cusps) and the other house cusps are in 30 degree multiples from these cusps.
A horizon map is a slight variation of a local space map; the horizon map plots the actual house cusps whereas in a local space map house Asc lines are drawn due east-west and the MC lines are drawn due north-south. The planet lines in a horizon map and local space map are identical. The 4 major asteroids can also be added on this map.
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